Influential Ag Alum Pays Tribute to Chico State
President of the California Association of Winegrape Growers, Natalie Collins says her journey began as Chico State.
Institute of International Education Recognizes Chico State for Study Abroad Excellence
In its latest Open Doors rankings, the Institute of International Education (IIE) listed Chico State as being one of the most active and engaged US higher education institutions in its category for participation in studying abroad.
Celebrating 75 Years of History, Impact in the Field of Speech-Language Pathology
Founded in 1948, the CMSD program has a long history of providing the North State with high quality professionals and critical speech, language and hearing services.
We are Making a Good First Impression
A note from a parent after Wildcat Weekend impresses upon President Steve Perez the value of every interaction with prospective students and their families.
Legends Rising and Records Falling: Chico State Athletics off to Scorching Start
Another fantastic fall for the Chico State Department of Athletics is ending, culminating in two more California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) titles, several NCAA Championship berths, and excitement for what’s still to come. Records have fallen and legends have risen, and the year has only just begun! Here are some of the highlights.
Ultramarathon Alum Leans on Wildcat Crew
A one-pound iced lemon loaf is not an obvious snack for someone running a 100-mile endurance race, but you can't argue with Anthony Costales' results. The Chico State distance running alum relied on those calories and his Wildcats crew to finish 3rd at this year's Western States 100.
A Place to Call Home
To address student homelessness, Chico State’s Rapid Re-housing Program is breaking down barriers and stigmas that stand in the way of student success.
From Adversity to Achievement: A Student’s Remarkable Journey in Chico State’s College of Business
Cherie Higgs overcame a rough upbringing to become a powerhouse within Chico State's College of Business.
Preparing the next generation of CDCR leaders through the Executive Leadership Institute
Developed in 2017, ELI prepares state corrections executives to be decisive, effective, visionary leaders, and champions of change.
Sibling Collaboration Spans Disciplines and CSU Campuses
A cross-discipline, multi-campus collaboration between Chico State and Cal State East Bay is made more special because the faculty involved are siblings.
United States National Rugby Team Starter and Former Chico State Star Hangs Up Her Cleats
Megan Foster, whose rugby career began at Chico State and took her all the way to the United States National Team, recently retired.
How Witnessing a Solar Eclipse Can Help Prevent Global Disaster
Senior Danielle Casillas traveled to Western Australia on a NASA-funded trip to the site of a total solar eclipse, looking for clues to the "biggest mystery in the solar system."
Inspired by his Parents, Fontanelli Plays with Passion and Purpose
Chico State Men's Soccer Coach Felipe Restrepo says that teammates try to emulate Adrian Fontanelli because of his pride, joy, and passion. But Fontanelli says his work ethic comes from his parents, Carlos and Marcela.
Crash Course: The Good Life Vs. The End of the World
Two GE courses offered by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts evoke very different ideas: one of existential dread and the other enlightenment and happiness. Yet both encourage students to ask some of life’s age-old questions.
President’s Column: Excitement Builds For Wildcat Weekend
Embracing the cooler weather and beautiful seasonal changes, President Steve Perez is excited about the upcoming celebrations planned for Wildcat Weekend.
Sixth Annual Joy of Learning Showcases Chico State Educators
From cognitive science to the power of emojis to the coldest stuff in the universe, Chico State is ready to educate at the sixth annual Joy of Learning, which takes place virtually on Friday, October 13.
Office Hours: Kinesiology Professor Carli Ross
Carli Ross, a kinesiology professor with a passion for adapted physical education, leads a study abroad program in Italy that gives students the opportunity to work hands-on at a camp for youth and young adults with disabilities.
Grant Opens Doors for North State Students to Become Teachers
Students interested in a career in teaching are receiving financial assistance at Chico State through a multimillion-dollar grant designed to ease the financial burden of pursuing a teaching credential.
National Honor Awarded to Chico State Program That Advances the Number of Latinx Students Earning Graduate Degrees
Chico State's Graduate Equity Fellowship Program has been recognized by the nation’s leading authority on efforts to accelerate Latinx student success in higher education.
Advisor Wellness Initiative Secures Second Round of Funding
This ongoing initiative will continue to provide support, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for academic advisors at Chico State.
Chico State’s Efforts to Advance Post-Graduate Education Recognized Nationally
Chico State’s Office of Graduate Studies received two multi-million-dollar grants from the Department of Education and was recognized by a national educational organization.
Chico State’s CRARS Awarded Nearly $6 Million to Address Climate Priorities
Chico State’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems has received a California Climate Action Seed and Matching Grant totaling approximately $6 million to support state climate priorities.
Tips for your first year at Chico State
Check out this list of tips to help you navigate your first year at Chico State and make the most of your college experience.
Need a Major That Will Land You a Job? Look at OSCM
Chico State's Operations and Supply Chain Management major is one of the University's best-kept secrets. Find out why.
5 Questions with Alumna and Cal State East Bay History Faculty Anna Rose Alexander
As Anna Rose Alexander (History, '06) engages with her history students at Cal State East Bay, she is also providing them with a glimpse of how their worlds have been shaped.
Celebrating Tami Henriksen, a Guiding Light for Students in University Housing
Tami Henriksen, who has been helping University Housing students for 29 years, was honored with the 2022–23 Staff Council customer service award.
Inspired by His Parents, Vang Perseveres to Earn Master’s Degree
John Vang faced several challenges as he pursued a bachelor’s degree and then a master’s degree from Chico State. But when he questioned whether he was up for the task, he only had to look to his parents, Xae Chon and Mai Xiong, for the inspiration he needed to push forward.
2023–24 California State Budget Includes Funding for New Human Identification Laboratory at Chico State
The 2023–24 state budget calls for a $3 million allocation to secure bonds that will fund a new facility.
Celebrating the Class of 2023 (Photos + Video)
We revisit the magic of the 2023 Commencement through photos.
2023 COEDI Awards Honor Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Champions on Campus
The 2023 Conversations on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (COEDI) Award ceremony was held in person on campus for the first time since the COVID pandemic, honoring the champions of transformation on campus.
REACH Students’ Service Projects Extend Support to Community
From mental health awareness to homelessness to animal welfare, 115 students tackle a dozen service projects to help the Chico community on and off campus.
Alumni of Human Identification Lab Attest to Its Influence
Alumni of the Human Identification Laboratory have added their voices to the refrain asking legislators to ensure a line item for a new facility makes its way to the final budget.
The League Paves Pathways of Possibilities for Local Youth
The League changes the lives of local high school students. Just ask Markel Hardman and Kanye Parham, who just completed their first year of college and are now part of a push to make its impact even greater.
Office Hours: School of Social Work Professor Sue Steiner
With a heart for social justice and a drive to elevate communities. the School of Social Work's Sue Steiner was recognized with the Office of Civic Engagement's Civically Engaged Scholar Award.
Inside the ‘RAD-Lab’: Looking to the Ground for Solutions
The Regenerative Agriculture Demonstration (RAD) Lab began as an idea in grad school, and is now full service lab analyzing soil and carbon health.
Engineering Success: Students Solve Real-World Problems
From self-cleaning pool robots to a self-stabilizing spoon for Parkinson’s patients, engineering students demonstrate their ingenuity at the ECC Senior Design Capstone Project Expo.
Grad Student Farmer Grows Case for Marrying Agriculture With the Natural World
With her master’s thesis—a collaborative effort to study the effects of agroecology on her almond farm—Chico State graduate student Raquel Krach confirmed what the birds have been telling her. It’s working!
Baseball Alum Leans Into His Legacy
Chico State Baseball alumnus Eric Angerer reflects on holding the program's all-time record for times hit-by-pitch.
Crash Course: American Indian Storytelling
Deserea Langley’s “American Indian Storytelling/Oral Narrative” course is bringing the oral tradition of sharing stories, lessons, and customs with younger generations to students.
Passport to Self-Discovery
Since 2016, approximately 1,600 Wildcats have studied abroad at one of 200 locations across 35 countries. Students share their stories from both flight paths.